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The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford
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The Mindful Athlete: An Interview with George Mumford

By Karan Kumar, HBS Class of 2016 Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. His successful techniques are available for everyone…

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“We Said, They Said”

“We Said, They Said” is a monthly feature in which Harvard and Wharton MBA students take opposing positions on a topic relevant to both schools. The views expressed are those of the writers only and are not meant to reflect the general views of either student body. The Boston Celtic’s Larry Bird and the Philadelphia…

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IM Sports–Basketball

Wolfpack Knocks Off Top-Seeded ND When I first saw NF (2-1) shooting around before the game and watched as Coach Wu paced the sideline nervously, I couldn’t help but ask him what his game plan against ND (2-1) was. After all, ND was the top seeded team and they had, up until this point, completely…

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The HBS-SA CUP

“My Section is the best. From the moment RCs are integrated into their HBS section, it’s the phrase that is most said and heard through the hallways of Aldrich. For those ECs who have moved out of the confining life of a Required Curriculum, it’s the one only agreed upon by those lucky enough to…

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Life’s A Runway

On Tuesday, April 13, a swarm of HBS’s most fashionable students descended on Boston restaurant Mantra and transformed it into a catwalk for the Retail and Apparel Club’s 7th annual HBS Fashion Show. This year’s show, “Life’s a Runway (Classic vs. Edgy)” featured clothes from 22 designers and retailers and was produced to raise money…

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Going the Distance

This is the fourth in a series of articles following EC Kelly Carson’s quest to run her first marathon through the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge. What it’s all aboutÿAs the time ticks down until the marathon – One month! No, four weeks! No, three weeks! – I can’t help but think about the reasons I’m…

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Summer Stories-Class of 2009

As I reflect back upon my summer, I’d like to pass along (especially to RCs or others interested in media, entertainment, or sports) some of the things I learned along the way. The internship search can definitely be a time-intensive process. I’ll admit that my search was a little on the unconventional side. Not sure…

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B-Balling with the Boston Celtics

As a young girl I had grandiose career plans. As a 4’11 fifth grader, I was one of the taller girls in my class and, accordingly, I decided that I would utilize my height to my advantage and be the first female to play in the NBA. Unfortunately, some fifteen years later I am finally…

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HBS Intramural Basketball

Starting last week 41 teams began their quests for the HBS intramural championship on April 9, 2007. While claiming the intramural championship is a great honor, only one team can win in each league. And in many ways the 400 women and men participating in intramural basketball will be more focused on winning an even…

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The First Annual MBA ALS Basketball Challenge a Success

ECs Win a Hard-Fought Battle Against the RCs in the Prize4Life ALS Basketball Tournament. HBS played host to Columbia, Stern, Tuck, Wharton, and Yale in the first annual MBA ALS Basketball Challenge on Saturday, December 2, 2006. The first rounds of play were held on campus at Shad hall during the day with the final…

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HBS Club Dominates Georgetown MBA Basketball Tournament

HBS’ Basketball Club won the prestigious 17th Annual Georgetown MBA Basketball Classic last weekend, winning five consecutive tournament games from a field of 25 teams. HBS emphatically beat the University of North Carolina in the championship game 65-51 in front of an announced crowd of 6,500. “Look, it was my birthday weekend,” said John “No…

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HBS Rugby Reloads in Preparation for New Season

With IM season in full-swing, one could be forgiven for initially mistaking the squeal of shoes and the excited shouts emanating from Shad for the start of basketball season. Take a step inside to examine things more closely, however, and you’ll quickly discover this is no rag-tag, pick-up basketball team. Fresh off a highly fruitful…

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IM Hoops: Suiting Up For a New Season

The 2006 HBS intramural basketball season has gotten off to a fast start, with both EC and RC teams knocking off rust (and any extra pounds accumulated during winter break) to battle it out on the hardwoods. With each section fielding two (co-ed) teams of five to 15 players, basketball is the most inclusive of…

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HBS 3-on-3 Tournament Showcases Hoops Talent

HBS’ top basketball talent was out in full force October 21, to participate in HBS’ first annual 3-on-3 “Shad Scholar Championship.” The tournament, sponsored and organized by HBS’ Basketball Club, had a field of 13 teams, each of which brought their “A-Game” to the gym. “Competition was insane,” said EC Bo Fishback (OA). “From the…

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NYC Trek 2005: Alums Follow Path from MBA to NBA

Seventy trekkers, 22 companies, 2 days. HBS took Manhattan by storm last week when students looking for those ever-so-elusive “non-traditional” jobs made the annual trip to the Big Apple in search of their dream job. The companies participating in this year’s trek included those from retail, luxury and consumer goods, private equity, venture capital, media…

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HBS Basketball Frenzy About to Begin

Outside it’s freezing. Inside Shad, several teams are warming up in preparation for this year’s HBS intramural basketball season. This afternoon, for example, sections NE and NI will battle it out in the first game of the season. We expect a lot of excitement over the coming twelve weeks as lanky former Division One ballers…

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On-Campus Interview Series: The Big P and A Lot of Laughs

This week’s interview takes us (albeit briefly) away from the titans of HBS rugby, and gives us a brief sojourn with none other than Jason ‘Big P’ Phillips. Everyone asks him about what the P stands for, and his answer is always different. Whatever this cryptic nickname means, the Big P has made a name…

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Shad Madness: First Annual HBS 3-on-3 Tournament

On April 4th, during the off day between the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four and the National Championship, the HBS Basketball Club hosted its first annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament for members of the HBS community at Shad. With 42 games packed into just over 5 hours (and without the inane commentary of Billy…

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E-Dawgs' Success A Group Effort

Section E’s B-league basketball team secured the top overall seed in the HBS intramural tournament today by defeating OJ 64-33 in the last game of the regular season. The E-Dawgs finished the regular season with a record of 8-0, despite gaining almost no respect from sportswriters in the pre-season rankings. One simple phrase that would…

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News In Brief:

Reading Cases Given Up for Lent(Central Square) Wanting to make a big sacrifice for Lent, the forty day Christian season of self-reflection, EC student Seamus O’Neill decided to give up the one thing that matters most to him – reading HBS cases. “To show my commitment to God this year, it is very important for…

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HBS Basketball Club Wins MBA World Championships

The MBA World Championship basketball tournament is a spectacle like no other. Business schools from around the world (well, okay, mainly the east coast) gather at Georgetown University every year to do battle at Yates Fieldhouse to decide which school is truly the best. Forget US News & World Report’s MBA rankings (although we’re #1…

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On Campus Interview Series: The Midwestern Marvel

This week’s interview subject is none other than Bruce “Meat” Sutter (OQ). This apotheosis of Midwestern charm hails from Chicago, Illinois, and has made a name for himself on the basketball courts at Shad. H-BS found Bruce in a Spangler project room, waxing eloquently about “da’ Bears” and why Dale Earnhardt is the greatest NASCAR…

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On-Campus Interview Series: A Delightful Turk

Alongside their obvious talents for Finance, Strategy, Marketing and so on, many members of the HBS faculty have impressive hidden sporting talents. Assistant Professor Zeynep Ton is no exception replica breitling. These days, Dr Ton spends her time teaching in the Technology and Operations Management department, and researching retail operations and supply chain management. In…

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Intramural Sports

In a few weeks, intramural sports will kick off with football and soccer. So what can we expect? Goals, blood, guts, thunder, fantastic skill and the odd mistake. But, alas, not much sportsmanship. As a serial criminal on the soccer pitch, and sometime offender on the basketball court in Shad, I wouldn’t pretend to be…

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Pressure, Signing Autographs and Mac

As summer arrives – everywhere but Boston – it’s time to dust off the racket and tune up the chip and charge. Harbus spoke to Gog Boonswang (NA), an ex-tennis pro, about life on the tour, McEnroe, Connors and the battle of the sexes. Harbus: What’s it like to be a pro-tennis player?Gog Boonswang: The…

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Game Notes: Nobody Beats the Wiz

Somehow I scored not just good seats , but great seats; the best seats and to Michael Jordan’s last game in Boston, directly behind the Celtic’s bench, close enough to hear Antoine Walker scream “[Explicative]” after missing a key free throw in the fourth quarter. Close enough to grab a Gatorade from the Celtics drink…

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Crutches, Sprains and Pulls

“I look around campus and all I see are the maimed and the injured.” (Melissa Studzinski, NE) Call it the Weekend Warrior Effect, Reclaiming Our Lost Youth, or maybe just Denial, but playing sports at HBS can be pretty hazardous. There were 82 reported injuries at Shad between September 2002 and March 2003, from ankle/knee…

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